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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in New York City

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in New York City? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Lineup at Food 52 restaurant
5.0
5 (16)
$50 and over
American
Downtown Brooklyn
About the restaurant
Introducing the highly anticipated fourth season of The Lineup—a captivating dinner series spotlighting NYC’s culinary unsung heroes, line cooks, and sous chefs.

Join us as we unveil our stellar Lineup for this spring! Meet Nelson Infante, an esteemed Sous Chef at Shukette, crafting a vibrant and elevated Dominican menu inspired by all of the flavors he remembers from home.

Next, Joe Mardaus, a talented Line Cook from 63 Clinton, takes us to Minnesota in a way we never knew we needed. Joes menu is a brilliant combination of American classics and South Asian inspired dishes.

Last but not least, Skylar Mosca, a recently promoted CDC from Sailor in Fort Greene. Their menu is an ode to fresh summer produce, with a technique driven, nostalgic menu that will surprise even the most adventurous.

Secure your seat now and indulge in these extraordinary culinary experiences by NYC's finest talents.
Top review
LaurenH
Dined on May 6, 2024
Incredible, from the food to the setting to the vibes, and recommend enough
A photo of Bookmarks restaurant
4.7
4.7 (60)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Evocative of an elegant penthouse, Bookmarks Rooftop Garden Lounge and Terrace is conveniently located steps away from Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library in the heart of Midtown East. Sip on literary inspired cocktails, enjoy light bites and city views from our wrap around terrace, or, snuggle by our fireplace in our cozy Writer’s Den room.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Really fabulous cocktails - innovative new concoctions and great spins on the classics. The Bestseller is lighter than you’d think and tastes like a delicious pistachio gelato. The Catcher in the Rye, a take on an old fashioned, hits you in a delightful way with the lavender at the end. Everyone around us raved about their drinks. The literary titles only add to the enjoyment of the experience. Thought and care is put into both taste and appearance. The rooftop is a lovely oasis in the middle of the city. Wonderful.
A photo of The Highlight Room NY restaurant
4.7
4.7 (33)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Chinatown
About the restaurant
The Highlight Room’s real showstopper is the spectacular view of the city through a glass wall that spans the entire width of the room and folds back to allow access to the outdoor terrace. From there, guests can lift a cocktail to the expansive views — north to the Empire State Building, south to the Freedom Tower. The north and south sides of the room are lined with two-toned leather and velvet banquettes positioned to take advantage of the cityscape views from floor-to-ceiling windows.

The bar, set off by wooden arches and antique mirrors, complements the greenery, and elaborate, candelabra-style chandeliers allude to the candles that would illuminate the German garden as evening fell. Layers of premium materials — plaster, brass, velvet upholstery, caramel drapery, terrazzo tiles — add a dose of playful luxury. Although the bar is open to the public, the overall sense is of a swank member’s club, a private Eden commanding the sky above the Lower East Side. Must be 21+.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Love golden hour sooo super duper wuper oouper cute
A photo of Genesis House Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (45)
$50 and over
Korean
Meatpacking District
About the restaurant
The Restaurant at Genesis House serves distinctively Korean cuisine, reimagined with a modern twist. The menu boasts a unique culinary experience into the heart of Korea where the elevated flavors found in each of the seasonally rotated menus deliver a tantalizing experience – to not just satiate the appetite, but to stimulate the
senses – utilizing the finest local and imported ingredients. Whether you are here to explore the secrets hidden in our vast collection of rare books, to immerse yourself in the modern interpretation of traditional Korean hanok, to relax on the terrace with a light bite, or to experience our Chef curated tasting menu – we encourage you to “allow us to be there for you” as our cherished guest, and enjoy our son-nim approach to hospitality.
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LottaM
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
We celebrated a birthday and had the set menu. It was absolutely amazing - both in presentation and taste. Our server could not have been more knowledgeable about the food, wines and Korean spirits. The room is beautiful and when you leave you can look at all the cars in the showroom.
A photo of Ascent Lounge New York restaurant
4.6
4.6 (330)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Midtown West
About the restaurant
Located on the 4th floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, Ascent Lounge offers an incomparable cocktail lounge experience. Presenting stunning views of iconic New York destinations, Central Park and Columbus Circle, Ascent Lounge presents exceptional product and service in a sophisticated, inviting atmosphere. This Premium Cocktail Lounge and Multi-Faceted NYC Event Venue is designed to provide a variety of elegant experiences, from early evening cocktail hours and late night VIP Reservations to Private NYC Corporate Events and Social Celebrations.
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ZayM
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
This is a 10/10 recommendation for multiple different events. The music was amazing, the service was exceptional and the overall ambiance of the restaurant was so relaxing and elegant. They have a cute little menu consisting or bite size appetizers which is great for sharing. I would highly recommend this restaurant for your next date.
A photo of Refinery Rooftop restaurant
4.5
4.5 (631)
$30 and under
American
Midtown West
About the restaurant
Refinery Rooftop is the crowning jewel of Refinery Hotel named Americas #1 Rooftop Bar & Hotel Bar for 3 consecutive years by USA Today. With awe-inspiring views of the Empire State Building and Manhattan Skyline, Refinery Rooftop is one of NoMads most dynamic spaces. By day, the fashion set come for chef Jeff Haskell’s full lunch menu—ordering Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Grilled Hanger Steak Flatbread and the Little Gem Caesar Salad. At night, a lively crowd gathers for our signature cocktail list—developed by In Good Company Hospitality mixologists with a focus on natural ingredients paired in refreshing combinations. The industrial chic design features re-purposed water tower wood, vaulted brick walls and archways, terra cotta tiles, fairy lights, and a retractable glass roof atrium as well as a water fountain and fireplace. Refinery Rooftop is an all-season venue open 7 days a week serving lunch, brunch, evening small bites and open for late night cocktails.
Reservations encou
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BrandonA
Dined on Apr 9, 2024
Great food, service, and atmosphere on a beautiful sunny spring day for lunch.
A photo of Nick's Lobster restaurant
4.5
4.5 (510)
$30 and under
Seafood
Mill Basin
About the restaurant
Welcome to Nicks's Lobster House Proudly serving the freshest seafood and meats in Brooklyn. Winners of the NYC Wine and Food Festival Back Yard BBQ. Winners of the Dime Best of Brooklyn Seafood Restaurant 2020. Looking forward to serving you and your family.
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MomW
Dined on May 26, 2024
First of all, we love the place! Our server was terrific! Service was great! We ordered the $30 lunch special which was very good and we both chose the classic lobster roll because we’ve had it there before and it was excellent. When it was served this time, there was MAYBE 3 ounces of lobster in there. There was more roll than lobster. portion control was evident probably because of the $30 price. The salad, calamari and fries were excellent and portions were generous. We will go back again and again! We would absolutely recommend Nick’s!
A photo of Industry Kitchen restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1925)
$30 and under
American
South Street Seaport
About the restaurant
Nestled along the East River next to the historic South Street Seaport, Industry Kitchen is just steps from the water’s edge. The menu, curated by Executive Chef Jonathan Haffmans, features modern American cuisine based on seasonal market ingredients and simply prepared dishes that New Yorkers know and love, such as abundant salads and wood-oven grilled meats, seafood, and pizza. Complimenting all menu choices is a wide variety of craft beers, signature cocktails, and an extensive wine list. The stunning 5,000 square-foot venue accommodates up to 300 guests with indoor and outdoor seating, allowing for unobstructed views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges and Brooklyn Skyline.
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kigsvip
Dined 1 day ago
Great service, location and food. The only thing; nyc rats outside but not sure what the restaurant can do about it
A photo of A to Z on the fifth Rooftop restaurant
4.2
4.2 (92)
$31 to $50
Italian
Midtown East
About the restaurant
A to Z rooftop is a new rooftop located 16 East 39th Street on the 22 floor of boutique Hyatt hotel with a 360-degree view of skyscrapers of Manhattan, fantastic view of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and the north side is a 93-story One Vanderbilt. Rooftop is designed by Paul Vega co-founder of VLDG design who is known for his design and collaborations with W Hotels. Rooftop offer a high- energy dining experience that artfully combines the superior quality of steak filet mignon ,fresh pasta , fish Branzino ,Dover Sole ,Chilean Sea Bass, upscale cocktails and elevated Happy Hour, along with an in-house DJ and chic decor. A to Z s menu features reimagined classic American and Italian cuisine on the highest quality of meat ,fish and fresh pasta.

Private igloos can be reserved for 2 to 10 guests with no minimum spending required. For walk-in guests, there is also no minimum requirement. You can find more information about our igloos on our website
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HappyCampervip
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Limited menu but very tasty. Excellent service. Nice rooftop with adequate view
A photo of Highwater Rooftop restaurant
2.8
2.8 (46)
$31 to $50
American
Financial District
About the restaurant
Elevate Your Experience at Highwater Rooftop. Discover One of the City's Premier Destinations for Elevated Socializing.
Perched atop the vibrant Hotel Indigo on Wall Street, Highwater Rooftop stands as a beacon of urban sophistication 25 stories above the bustling streets below. This enchanting rooftop oasis is designed to cater to a diverse array of social occasions, from casual after-work drinks to the most elaborate celebrations. Whether you're planning an intimate bridal shower, a lively bachelor or bachelorette party, or a memorable birthday bash, Highwater Rooftop provides a backdrop that promises to turn any event into an unforgettable experience.

At Highwater Rooftop, we're more than just a bar; we're an experience. An escape from the ordinary, a place where the skyline is your companion, and the city's lights twinkle like stars just for you. Join us and rise above the ordinary.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 26, 2024
Really great time. It was very slow when we went - but our server was so nice & attentive. The brunch was simplistic and to the point. Overall nice time :)
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